ABA Therapist Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your ABA Therapist interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Tell me about a time that a patient's behavior confused you, or didn't make sense. What did you do?

"While completing my practicum hours, I came across a lot of patient behavior that I was not familiar with through my classroom education alone. These situations were often surrounding eating and behaviors around food. I observed the ABA therapists' methods and made notes after each session so I could be prepared if I were to come across similar behavior in my career."

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30 ABA Therapist Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Adaptability

    1. Tell me about a time that a patient's behavior confused you, or didn't make sense. What did you do?

  • Ask The Interviewer

    2. What questions do you have for us?

  • Behavioral

    3. When you suffer a setback with a patient, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  • Career Goals

    4. Where do you see your career in five years?

  • Communication

    5. How do you deal with uncomfortable situations?

  • Compatibility

    6. What is your greatest strength as an ABA therapist?

  • Compatibility

    7. What actions do you take to demonstrate care for your patients?

  • Competency

    8. What are the types of differential reinforcement techniques?

  • Competency

    9. What are the four basic schedules of reinforcement?

  • Critical Thinking

    10. When you notice a child with aggressive behavior toward others, what type of intervention do you perform?

  • Critical Thinking

    11. When have you had difficulty with a parent? How did you handle the situation?

  • Diligence

    12. Explain to me what HIPAA is, and how that affects your job as an ABA therapist.

  • Direct

    13. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

  • Discovery

    14. Do you have any volunteer experience related to working with children?

  • Discovery

    15. What is one skill you would like to improve upon?

  • Discovery

    16. Tell me about an organization or group outside of work that you contributed to.

  • Discovery

    17. When have you worked independently before? What challenges do you find when working independently?

  • Discovery

    18. Why did you choose a career as an ABA therapist?

  • Diversity

    19. When have you worked among a diverse group of people?

  • Education

    20. What type of certification do you have? Are there any additional certifications you are looking to obtain in the future?

  • Experience

    21. Do you have experience with one-on-one patient sessions?

  • Experience

    22. What experience do you have working with children on the autism spectrum?

  • Job Satisfaction

    23. What do you like most about your current position?

  • Operational

    24. Would you be willing to travel to various centers, schools, etc?

  • Role-Specific

    25. What feeding therapy techniques have you used with your patients?

  • Role-Specific

    26. Tell me about your experience creating behavior intervention plans for autistic children.

  • Salary

    27. What are your salary expectations?

  • Stress

    28. How do you deal with work stress?

  • Teamwork

    29. Describe your working relationship with your previous or current colleagues.

  • Tough

    30. What is your greatest weakness?